Old Cuban Cocktail Recipe

old cubanPegu Club owner Audrey Saunders has created a number of modern classics, and this hybrid between a Mojito and French 75 has become one of the most enduring.

1½ oz. aged rum
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
6-8 mint leaves
2 oz. dry sparkling wine
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: mint leaf

Combine all the ingredients expect the sparkling wine in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake to chill. Double-strain into a chilled glass, top with the sparkling wine and garnish.